Hello and welcome fellow bookworms!
Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember a time where I didn’t read…I swear my parents must have read to me in the womb.
One of my parents’ favourite stories to tell about me as a child was the time when one of my great-aunts was babysitting me while both my parents were working. I was less than two years old at the time and my Mam was working on the checkouts in our local supermarket, so my great-aunt took me in there shopping.
Even back then, I was bought a book while we were shopping and my response to this was to take it to my Mam, who was serving customers on the checkout, and ask her to read it to me!
Fast forward (quite) a few years and I was that kid in Primary School who loved the lessons where we had to go around the class and read out from a book (oddly, this was my worst nightmare when I reached Secondary School). I remember my “favourite” pieces of homework from Primary School either being to read or to carry out “reading comprehension” tasks.
Time-skip again to Secondary School and although I now dreaded the lessons where we went around the class and each read aloud a section from the book, I used to love the lessons where we had a supply teacher and our only work was to sit and read (a book of our choice!) in silence!
Now once I finished Secondary, I had several months before I started college, and you can guess how I spent those months! When I finally started college, one of my favourite parts of the day used to be the bus ride either to college or back home: optimal reading time!
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I now work full time, which obviously leaves less time for reading, however, I still make the most of my travel time, by reading on the bus, and, of course, I have time in the evenings.
I can’t say my taste in books has changed all that much since I was younger; I still enjoy mystery, fantasy and adventure books. I also used to enjoy reading the Horrible Histories books – even back then I was fascinated by the Tudors!
What’s your book journey? Has your taste in books changed as you’ve aged?